CFC seeks amendments to SB 71 to protect homeowners from solar scams
SB 71 (Wiener) will require the installation of solar electric or solar thermal systems on most new residential and commercial construction in California starting in 2018. CFC supports clean energy and wants solar to succeed, but holds deep concern for how the costs will be financed. We believe that a mandate will create an open invitation for the unfair, anti-consumer practices currently plaguing solar industry financing.
We have communicated our concerns to the author’s office and we hope to reach a resolution that will include more consumer protections.
4/4/17 Passed Senate Energy, Utilities & Commerce committee with 8-3 vote.